I will be blogging at length about these two books shortly, but for now, just a "Wee WHIRL":
(And you all know by now that WHIRL stands for "What Have I Read Lately", right?)
I know this novel is getting lots of positive critical reviews, but I have to say, I was...underwhelmed. I loved Bel Canto, the last Patchett book I read, and I was looking forward to her latest, but I found it rather lackluster and disappointing. The story is about a woman who goes to the Amazon to investigate her company's investment in a drug that will allow women to bear children into their old age. Patchett raises many questions through multiple themes, one being the morality of scientific experiments, but I felt like she was forcing issues rather than authentically exploring them. Stay tuned for a longer review, but meanwhile feel free to weigh in with your own opinion.
Nemesis by Philip Roth:
WHIRL (What Have I Read Lately) Books is a site for readers to find books for themselves and their book clubs. Liz at Literary Masters runs book groups and literary salons where we "dig deep" into literary treasures.